The visionaries behind the newest restaurant in St. Maarten are no strangers to the hospitality industry. With over 20 Years of Hospitality Experience working together in restaurants Su and Norman Wathey have owned and operated in St. Maarten since 1997.
Norman is a sixth generation St. Maartener and Su is a Bostonian who has made St. Maarten home for the past 34 years. Both are committed to providing a unique experience at Emilio’s. They are currently the owners and operators of Taloula Mango’s, a 180 seat restaurant situated on the Boardwalk in Philipsburg, servicing cruise passengers, stay over tourists and maintaining a loyal local client base.
Su is also a 37 year veteran in the hospitality industry and has a vast knowledge of food and wine as well as keen sense of service. Norman Wathey brings a knack for attention to detail and financial management. He is a firm believer in presenting the beauty of St. Maarten to our visitors at a world class level.
Su and Norman are also strong believe in the sense of community and public service. They participate in many charity organizations both giving freely of themselves and their time. They have proudly provided cultural sponsorships over the past years, including a young dancer from the National Institute of the Arts who attended an international competition in France; as well as a young student from the Youme’s Drum Corp who traveled to Howard University in Washington D.C for intensive training. Together, they bring proven experience, and local market knowledge of sourcing, staffing, and cost analysis to all of their enterprises.